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ANTI-MORTEM “New Southern” – Debut Album Releasing In 1 Week, Via Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, rock music, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , , , on April 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Oklahoma natives and saviours of southern-infused Hard Rock, ANTI-MORTEM are set to release their debut album New Southern on April 25th (Europe), April 28th (U.K.) and April 29th (North America), via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The second in a series of clips about the album is now online, in which the guys discuss their “Southern heritage, musical influences and cow tipping (obviously?!)”:

The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE) and features artwork by Brent Elliott White (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, TRIVIUM).

New Southern – Track Listing:

01. Words Of Wisdom
02. New Southern
03. 100% Pure American Rage
04. Hate Automatic
05. Black Heartbeat
06. I Get Along With The Devil
07. Path To Pain
08. Wake Up
09. Ride Of Your Life
10. Stagnant Water
11. Truck Stop Special
12. Jonesboro

BONUS TRACK:



13. A Little Too Loose (MR. BIG cover)

Below, Crank Up The Official Music Video For Stagnant Water… And… Metal Be Thy Name!

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ANTI-MORTEM are:


Larado Romo – Lead Vocals
Nevada Romo – Guitar
Zain Smith – Guitar
Corey Henderson – Bass
Levi Dickerson – Drums

ABOUT NEWCOMERS ANTI-MORTEM:


What the American Hard Rock and Metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and their upcoming debut album, New Southern. Formed in 2008 and with over 300 shows already to their name, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. ANTI-MORTEM were raised on Southern Rock & Heavy Metal and driven by a hunger to make an impact.

The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the Metal greats they’ve learned from. Also present and accounted for: southern swagger in spades, courtesy of the band’s roots and upbringing.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on ANTI-MORTEM:

Facebook: Anti-Mortem

Website: http://anti-mortem.com/

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE ANTI-MORTEM.

LONG LIVE OKLAHOMA.

LONG LIVE SOUTHERN METAL.

Stone.

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MOLLY HATCHET “Paying Tribute” – Cover Songs Album – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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Molly Hatchet Paying Tribute was released back in 2013, via Collectors Dream Records. The mighty Molly Hatchet covers ten Rock classics, while adding three live bonus tracks; with all three being Molly Hatchet originals: Whiskey Man, Beatin’ The Odds and Flirtin’ With Disaster. Molly Hatchet covers songs from the legendary Thin Lizzy to Mountain, with The Rolling Stones in-between, making this CD ooze with Classic Rock appeal from its every crevice!

Molly Hatchet doesn’t try to reinvent these songs they cover so well; there are those ass kickin’ moments, (for example), where the guitar solo on Sharp Dressed Man is elongated from the original and (to me) that’s highly acceptable. If there is one constant, these cover songs are party ready and made to fuel my adrenaline into the Classic Southern Hard Rock realm. All three live original Molly Hatchet songs sound fabulous; making for a righteous hell-raising ending to this album. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Check out the back cover, with track listing and band info:

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You might pay a little more for this imported CD, if you live in North America. Still, buying Paying Tribute is a necessity if you’re a Molly Hatchet and/or Southern Rock/Southern Hard Rock fanatic.

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* For more info on MOLLY HATCHET:

http://www.mollyhatchet.com

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LONG LIVE MOLLY HATCHET.

LONG LIVE SOUTHERN HARD ROCK.

Stone.

IRON TONGUE – Arkansas Southern Rock Miscreants Join Neurot Recordings

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , on April 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Neurot Recordings is pleased to release the debut from Arkansas Southern Rock collective IRON TONGUE! Fronted by Chris “CT” Terry, the founding frontman of Sludge legion Rwake, IRON TONGUE formed when a group of veteran players with diverse musical backgrounds found a common interest in the need to get down and dirty and way, way gone.

Churning a soulful blend of girthy, heavily amped, blues-based rock, IRON TONGUE aren’t singing of magical moonlit escapades. The band offer up songs of pain, regret and heartache that recall everything from the proto-metal stomp of Blue Cheer and Grand Funk to the darkest hours of Kiss, Deep Purple, Buddy Guy and ‘Skynyrd. Having spent over three years performing steadily throughout the South, IRON TONGUE has traversed the Midwest and East Coast with Memphis kindred spirits The Dirty Streets, in addition to sharing bills with the likes of Black Tusk, Scott Kelly, The Sword, High on Fire, Crowbar, The Body, Lita Ford and fellow Arkansans Pallbearer. A split 7” with The Dirty Streets, featuring a ballsy version of KISS’s “Two Timer” served as a precursor to the creation of their debut full-length for Neurot.

Entitled The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown, the seven track offering was recorded and produced by soundsmith Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis, etc) at IRON TONGUE guitarist Jason Tedford’s Wolfman Studios. Called “a solid slab of balls to the wall shameless rock, with a power and an edge and soul that rarely exists in music today,” by Neurosis’ Steve Von Till, The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown is set for release via Neurot Recordings on May 27th in Europe and May 28th in North America.

Comments drummer Stan James of joining the Neurot family: “IRON TONGUE is excited and honored to be a part of the Neurot team! We are looking forward to working hard every step of the way and we are committed to making music that everyone will be proud of.”

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The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown - Track Listing:

1. Ever After

2. Witchery

3. Skeleton

4. Moon Unit

5. Lioness

6. Seven Days

7. Said ’n’ Done

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IRON TONGUE:

Jason Tedford – Guitar

Mark Chiaro – Guitar

Andy Warr – Bass

Stan James – Drums

CT – Vocals

Stephanie Smittle – Backing Vocals

Further info on IRON TONGUE, including tour dates, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on IRON TONGUE, click on the links below!

facebook: Iron Tongue

http://www.myspace.com/irontongueband

http://www.neurotrecordings.com

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LONG LIVE IRON TONGUE.

Stone.

MOTORTRAIN – 2013 Spring Tour Dates Announced! “Goin’ Goin’ Gone” Music Video Is: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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MOTORTRAIN – Westville Oklahoma’s outlaws of Southern down and dirty Rock ‘N’ Roll will be hitting the road this April! Check out the dates and venues below! Then, when y’all are done, crank up and check out Motortrain’s Goin’ Goin’ Gone music video… cause it kicks Rockin’ ass. Yes it does and this video is also: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day! Metal be thy name.

As reported on Motortrain’s facebook:

Hey Brawlers and Bad Girls! We’re still working out the details on a few more shows, but wanted to give you what we’ve got confirmed so far for this tour:

Confirmed April Dates: 

Thurs 4/4 – Tankz in Tulsa, OK w/SoGen and Dale Denver
https://www.facebook.com/events/118247491695048/

Sat 4/6 – Blooze in Phoenix, AZ w/HOGJAW and LoveMound
https://www.facebook.com/events/345748415542658/

Mon 4/8 – The Drunken Lass in Prescott, AZ
https://www.facebook.com/events/616060375075686/

Wed 4/10 – Burt’s Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
https://www.facebook.com/events/487577197956103/

Fri 4/19 – Hero’s in Ft Smith, AR W/ SCATTERED HAMLET
https://www.facebook.com/events/163246893833896/

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Check out and crank up Motortrain’s Rockin’ Goin’ Goin’ Gone music video below! It’s time for some Motortrain down and dirty Rock ‘N’ Roll! Whoa!

Goin’ Goin’ Gone is from Motortrain’s 2011 EP – Straight Six (Slam Bang Records).

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MOTORTRAIN:

Ump – Vox/Guitars

Sig – Thunder

Levi – Sticks & Stones

Red – Guitar

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For more info on MOTORTRAIN, click on the links below!

http://motortrainmusic.com

facebook: Motortrain (Official)

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LONG LIVE MOTORTRAIN.

Stone.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD – ‘Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’ Got Me Through The Week

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock with tags , , , , , on September 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

THANK YOU

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

FOR YOUR ROCK ‘N ROLL

GOT ME THROUGH

ONE HELL OF A SHITTY WEEK.

LAST OF A DYIN’ BREED

IS TRULY AN AMAZING ALBUM.

I’LL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL FOR IT.

GOD BLESS LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

METAL BE THY NAME.

STONE.

BIG DAD RITCH of TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION – An Exclusive Interview With The Champion Of Red Dirt Metal

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, interviews, metal music, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music interviews, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Big Dad Ritch is the lead singer and founding member of Texas Hippie Coalition, aka THC. Red Dirt Metal is what THC plays, with a reverent nod of influence to Country Music’s most famous outlaws to the late Dimebag, with Black Label Society and Lynyrd Skynyrd in between. Texas Hippie Coalition’s Southern Hard Rock ‘N Metal is as American as corn dogs washed down with (plenty of) Shiner Bock beer.

This badass band from Texas aren’t about kowtowing to the mainstream or the man sitting high-up inside some ivory tower. Hell no. This is Texas Hippie Coalition and they aren’t about being a band for the ages, they’re a band for the people, in my forthright opinion. With 2010′s Rollin’, their newly released Peacemaker (Carved Records), coupled with a notable live presence from clubs to festivals, Texas Hippie Coalition have earned a continuously growing fan base that knows real when they hear and see it.

They’re skilled musicians that are loud, proud, hard and heavy as hell with contagious American Southern pride. Texas Hippie Coalition are: bassist John Exall, guitarist Wes Wallace, drummer Timmy Braun and of course, Big Dad Ritch and his earth splitting vocals. Big Dad Ritch took the time recently to answer more than several questions that I tossed his way. As this being my second (appreciative) encounter with Big Dad Ritch, I can honestly say he is as genuine, kind, professional and badass as they come. Metal be thy name. There is and forever will be only one Big Dad Ritch. Here is what he had to say:

Stone: I know I absolutely love your new album Peacemaker. The fans and critics have spoken and this album is a winner! Can you put into words just how rewarding all of this widespread acceptance feels to you?

Big Dad Ritch: Feels like a backyard friends n family Bar-BQ, with all the fixuns n pecan pie.

Stone: What is the secret behind the muscularity that Peacemaker represents musically and lyrically?

Big Dad Ritch: Just being proud of being BADASS. If u were a rodeo stock bull would you want to be the ol’ piece of beef every sod buster rode for a short 8 seconds or the Horned Monster Bull that punished every belt buckle chasing cowboy for a long 2 second ride. Dare to be BADASS.

Stone: Your vocals are so powerful! Are there any steps you swear by in keeping your voice so healthy and strong?

Big Dad Ritch: Never drink or smoke… I’m lyin!

Stone: Yes, Big Dad Ritch, you’ve proven that you can sing a ballad! What’s the story behind the creation of “Think Of Me”?

Big Dad Ritch: I wrote that song on Valentines Day, like most Valentines Days I spent it with the love of my life – music. I think people will say a song like this is dated or that it shows a softer side. Yet, in my opinion, I believe to write a song like this in this day and age only shows that this band has balls, BIG BALLS.

Stone: What came easy and what was difficult about recording Peacemaker?

Big Dad Ritch: Music and words flow thru those that participated on this album, the task seemed so easy at times. Difficult part was deciding what 11 songs of the 14 to put on the album. My stance was like that of Sweden. I held the money while they argued.

Stone: THC will be opening for the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd on select dates this September. Describe the thrill you are feeling about this and don’t hold back!

Big Dad Ritch: WhooHooo, yipp, yip, yippy, yeehaw!!! Hyeah! Raise Hell! Sorry, got a lil carried away there. See, couple years back I started tellin people THC would open for BLS (Black Label Society) very soon. At the time an untruth. People on fb started connecting dots comments like “I would pay to see that show”. Next thing I know, were on half a dozen BLS shows. So I started fibbin, again fibbin is almost a lie. Tellin everyone we were gonna open for Lynyrd Skynyrd, at the time not true. Yet here we are today talkin about the Skynyrd n THC show. So what I’m trying to tellya is I never lie, and soon we will be touring with Willie Nelson n Judas Priest… I’m lyin. This show with Shooter Jennings on the line up as well is proof there is a Southern Uprising!

Take a look and listen below to the Official Video for Turn It Up!

Stone: I look at the band photos, listen to the songs and watch the video footage of THC and the feeling of brotherhood hits me like a ton of beer kegs! How important is this brotherhood toward your band’s success?

Big Dad Ritch: Texas Hippie Coalition. Texas = Proud of where we come from, which everyone should be. Hippie = that’s the way my mom n dad raised me, TRIBAL. Coalition = Because we are more than just 4 men, we are many, we are chapters nationwide, we are chapters world-wide, we are fans around the globe, we are men that would be kings, we are twisted hippie chicks, we are FAMILY MEMBERS, we are all together under one flag that we wave HIGH n MIGHTY, we are COALITION.

Stone: Many bands pigeonhole themselves into one “select” genre. With THC, you guys can reach out to many Rock genres with your sound and style. Would I be wrong to call THC “the band for the people”?

Big Dad Ritch: The PEOPLE’S CHAMP, love it. Red Dirt Metal, Southern Fried Rock. It’s all good.

Stone: As THC creates their own hard-earned success, do you ever have time to take it all in?

Big Dad Ritch: Yes I do inhale. What was the question?

Stone: You tour the country and witness many things on the road. Is American pride still alive and well or is there a sense of division among us as a nation?

Big Dad Ritch: There is an immense amount of pride nation wide, but I do believe people are starting to place more faith in their neighbor than in their government. US definitely still applies in my eyes.

Stone: If Big Dad Ritch could sit by the river with a legend of Rock, either past or present, to share some booze, stories and barbecue with, who would it be and why?

Big Dad Ritch: Tuff one, I always aspire to be what I have grown to refer to as “1 man empire”. The likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon or Willie, or modern-day Rob Zombie, Zakk Wylde, or Vinnie Paul. To achieve things in and out of the world of music. Hoping in someway one day to grow up and be an OZZY. Sorry mom. So to pick from all of these would be hard. So I would say this I would pick “Dime Bag” just so I could tell him what he has meant to generations of fans and how much he has influenced me and many others. I would even drink one of those horrible black tooths.

THANK YOU, Big Dad Ritch for this interview! Thank you for creating such memorable Red Dirt Metal with your band! I am so happy for you and the band and wish only the very best for Texas Hippie Coalition both off and on stage.

Until the next time, your brother in Rock ‘N Metal -

Stone \m/\m/

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PEACEMAKER Available NOW! Get it at iTunes (with exclusive track WHISKEY): http://bit.ly/OYvn5O

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For more info on TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, click on the links below!

http://www.thcoutlaw.com

http://www.twitter.com/thcofficial

http://www.youtube.com/thcofficial

LONG LIVE BIG DAD RITCH.

LONG LIVE RED DIRT METAL.

LONG LIVE TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION.

Stone.

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION’S ‘PEACEMAKER’ MAKES ITS MARK

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock with tags , , , , , , on August 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Red Dirt Metal rockers Texas Hippie Coalition continue their string of success with the release of their incredible third studio album ‘Peacemaker’ (Carved Records). This week, the band made their highest Billboard debut at #4 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart as well as #31 on Record Label Indie Current Albums and #20 on Current Hard Music Albums.

On the radio front, the band debuted at #15 on CMJ’s Loud Rock Chart and #39 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart. So far, the band has garnered over 1,000 Media-base monitored spins reaching over 2.4 million listeners earning major-market airplay including WIIL/Chicago, WRIF/Detroit, KBPI/Denver and KUPD/Phoenix.

Meanwhile, THC is riding a swarm of rave reviews as critics embrace their most ambitious album to date. Loudwire exclaims they are “the bastard that spawned from a threesome between Monster Magnet, Willie Nelson and Pantera… What ‘Peacemaker’ does is takes that brand and elevates it to a more significant level. The band sounds tighter than ever, the guitar riffs are incredibly crushing to say the least and the lyrics are exactly what you’ve come to love and adore about this band.” About.com says “Peacemaker is furious witness to THC cranking through 11 tracks that declare what bad-ass outlaws they are…”

“Whether you want to call it “red dirt metal” [or]… “Southern fried Texas rock,” T.H.C. combines a little of everything for a rock/metal melting pot that garners fans from across the musical spectrum. - Metal Underground

Texas Hippie Coalition are currently on the road including a handful of dates opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Stay tuned for more tour dates.

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To read Stone’s album review for Peacemaker, click on the link below!

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION ‘PEACEMAKER’ – A Paramount Hard & Heavy Rock Album; One You Should Be Required To Own

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(Source: Carved Records)

For more info on TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, click on the links below!

http://www.thcoutlaw.com

http://www.twitter.com/thcofficial

http://www.youtube.com/thcofficial

LONG LIVE TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION.

Stone.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD – To Perform During Republican National Convention

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on Lynyrd Skynyrd.com:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Lynyrd Skynyrd are set to perform during events outside of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, August 26 as part of the fundraising event Citizens Helping Heroes presents Southern Tribute IV Honoring America’s Heroes. The concert takes place at The American Action Network Pavilion at Liberty Plaza (corner of South Morgan & East Whiting Streets next to the Tampa Times Forum) and is open to paid sponsors and their guests. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s show launches the four-day event which also includes performances by Trace Adkins (8/28) and Kid Rock (8/29).

About Lynyrd Skynyrd:

With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American Rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), Lynyrd Skynyrd continues the tremendous legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida with their August 21, 2012 release, Last Of A Dyin’ Breed, a legacy that was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they continue to forge ahead.

Rounding out the line-up is bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of the Black Crowes who recently joined the band, Mark “Sparky” Matejka on guitar, Peter Keys on keyboards, and Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase as the Honkettes backing vocalists.

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About Citizens Helping Heroes, Inc. (CHH):

Citizens Helping Heroes is a non-political, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization based in Washington, DC and dedicated to supporting those who selflessly defend our collective freedoms, primarily through their military service to our country. “CHH” as it is known, was formed in 2003 by a group of citizens who wished to offer recognition and assistance to our troops serving abroad, and has since expanded in scope to honor and assist all of our active military and their immediate relatives, with a special focus on our wounded warriors and families of the fallen. Our core mission is to utilize our unique position in the Washington, DC-metro area to provide regional and national assistance, recognition and “hands-on” support to our troops and to their families.

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(Source: http://www.lynyrdskynyrd.com)

LONG LIVE LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

LONG LIVE CITIZENS HELPING HEROES, INC.

Stone.

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION ‘PEACEMAKER’ – A Paramount Hard & Heavy Rock Album; One You Should Be Required To Own

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Music, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock with tags , , , , , , on August 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION – Everybody get your hands up, I said reach for the sky! Why? Cause Big Dad Ritch says so… that’s why. When Big Dad Ritch aka The King Of Texas sings with his powerful lungs, I’m listening. You better believe it. The album featured here is Peacemaker and the band of outlaws who created it are famously known as Texas Hippie Coalition aka THC. Best you remember that, my Hard Rock and Metal brethren. Best you all do.

Released on Carved Records on August 14th, Peacemaker is without question in my Metal mind, a paramount Hard Rock album. If I could dictate Metal Marshall Law (and that would be very cool) I would make it a requirement that all of the worldwide Hard Rockin’ populace buy and play loud: Peacemaker. That’s it and there would be no F’n way around it either. Big Dad Ritch and his band have added that extra boost of Heavy Rockin’ Texan juju into this sophomore album of theirs and it’s an F’n thrill to experience.

THC is as American as homemade beer. Screw that apple pie crap. THC blends Southern Hard Rock with a classic Hard Rock nod, while brandishing plenty of Heavy Metal aptitude and this band summons the roots of their own Rock and Country Rock influence. THC exemplifies how this genre should be played and delivered into your ears, veins and Rock ‘N Roll soul. If the Southern Hard Rock torch has been handed down, then THC is the band that took such torch with patriotic and Rockin’ pride. I personally couldn’t think of a better band to lead the Southern Hard & Heavy Rock charge for our future generations.

Take a listen and look below to the Turn It Up music video and… TURN IT UP!

From Hands Up to Turn It Up, the level of Hard Rock authority is so stunning that it’s an F’n dreamland of kicking the shit out of your worries, anxieties and fears combined. You will feel personal power from listening to Peacemaker. You don’t need to read any epic Tony Robbins book to get personal power anymore; cause THC will administer it through Peacemaker. Go ahead, tell Tony that Stone said that too.

From Wicked to the title track, the uncompromising heaviness of THC continues to reign. With guitar muscle supplied by Wes Wallace, the leads, rhythm, riffs and mini-solos will leave you begging for mercy… as you continue to hit the replay button. John Exall (bass) and Timmy Braun (drums) provide more heavy Texas thunder than a raging coastal storm heading straight for Corpus Christi. Crash, boom, bang and I’m not fibbing about a damn thang.

Where Big Dad Ritch ignites this album (non-stop) with his prolific vocals; he also brings Peacemaker to a surprisingly softer and momentous closing as he sings… a ballad. With piano keys as an intro, the stage is set for Think Of Me to be that song to make all the gals cry. Man, Big Dad Ritch can croon (still) he sings verses in Think Of Me with his trademark branding iron vocals. Wes Wallace lays down the (Arena Rock style) licks on guitar, while John and Timmy keep the heavy beats raining down on this mid-tempo (heavy) ballad.

Don’t pass up on Peacemaker. This album is just too entertaining and too damn energized with all grand things about Heavy Rock ‘N Roll! THC is a band to reckon with in our Heavy Rock world. It’s like I say to everyone who cares to listen: You either join THC or get the hell out of their way, cause Big Dad Ritch and his band are here to stay. Metal be thy name.

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION:

Big Dad Ritch – Vocals

John Exall – Bass Guitar

Wes Wallace – Guitar

Timmy Braun – Drums

PEACEMAKER – Track Listing:

Hands Up

Damn You To Hell

8 Seconds

Outlaw

Turn It Up

Wicked

Don’t Come Lookin’

Sex & Drugs & Rock And Roll

Paw Paw Hill

Peacemaker

Think Of Me

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For more info on THC, click on the links below!

http://www.thcoutlaw.com

http://www.twitter.com/thcofficial

http://www.youtube.com/thcofficial

LONG LIVE TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION.

Stone.

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION – Joins LYNYRD SKYNYRD On Four Dates This September!

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock with tags , , , , , , , on August 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on http://www.thcoutlaw.com

We are pleased to announce we’ll be hitting the road with the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd for four dates in September! Catch us in one of the cities below!

9/26/12 – Wanatchee, WA Town Toyota Center

9/27/12 – Kent, WA ShoWare Center

9/28/12 – Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater

9/29/12 – Reno, NV Reno Event Center

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Stone Says: If you haven’t bought the new studio album, PEACEMAKER, from TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, you best get it in your ears as soon as possible… cause it’s a keg O’ Heavy Rock ‘N Roll whoop ass that’s guaranteed to set you straight! Metal be thy name… THC F’N ROCKS.

PEACEMAKER was released on August 14th, 2012, via Carved Records.

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION:

Big Dad Ritch – Vocals

John Exall – Bass Guitar

Wes Wallace – Guitar

Timmy Braun – Drums

For more info on TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, click on the links below!

http://www.thcoutlaw.com

http://www.twitter.com/thcofficial

http://www.youtube.com/thcofficial

For more info on LYNYRD SKYNYRD, click on the link below!

http://www.lynyrdskynyrd.com

LONG LIVE TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION.

LONG LIVE LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

Stone.

JACKYL “Best In Show” – FUN Has Returned To Hard Rock Once Again, Courtesy Of JACKYL!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , , , on August 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

JACKYL – On July 31st, 2012, Georgia’s very own JACKYL released their 7th studio album, Best In Show, via MIGHTY LOUD / Fontana Distribution. Jesse James Dupree and his band have once again put the FUN back into Hard Rock. JACKYL’s southern fried attitude and flavor reigns supreme on Best In Show and I honestly LOVE this album more than their 2010 studio album: When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide. (And I really appreciated that last album from this band too).

The songs lyrics on Best In Show are FUN to listen to and I couldn’t expect any less from JACKYL. Couple this with a total impact of ass kicking Hard Rock and Best In Show has already earned its reservation on Metal Odyssey’s “Best Hard Rock Albums Of 2012″ list. JACKYL has recorded an album that is a 100% escape from my (silly) worries over bills, warm beer, a crappy economy and lousy service at any McDonalds drive-thru window. Whoa.

Top to bottom and side to side, Best In Show is a SOLID reason as to why JACKYL is still around after 20 years playing Heavy Rock ‘N Roll; the kind of Rock ‘N Roll to piss off your elitist neighbors that have never waved to you. I ran into my elder Metalhead hermit buddy, up in the remote woods of North/Central Pennsylvania late yesterday. He told me: “Stone, they just don’t make ‘em like that JACKYL band anymore… All-American and blue-collar Hard Rock never surrenders.” I commented back to him: “Metal be thy name, you are so F’n right.”

My favorite song among favorite songs on Best In Show is: Golden Spookytooth. The thumpin’ and stompin’ Rock ‘N Roll that JACKYL plays is as refreshing to my ears, as a pot of home-made mashed potatoes is to my stomach. Down-home Hard Rock is JACKYL and they’ve brought it in heaping piles with Best In Show. Their cover version of Cover Of The Rolling Stone is damn cool stuff. (This song was originally recorded and made famous by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show).

Better Than Chicken is a KEEPER of a song. Metal as my witness, this song has erased any dumb-ass and downer mood I could potentially be in for the next couple of years. Sample this new JACKYL online, seek-it-out and BUY IT! That’s it. This JACKYL review is over now. I gotta go and run some F’n errands while I crank up Best In Show in the car… and nuthin’ will get under my skin cause JACKYL has set me Rockin’ straight… again.

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There is a hidden 12th track. A Cover of It’s Tricky by RUN-D.M.C. It’s a cool good-times, party till dawn sing-a-long song; 1part Rap, 1 part Rock ‘N Roll. I dig it. As Lenny Wolf of Kingdom Come would say: “It is what it is.”

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JACKYL:

Jesse James Dupree - vocals & guitar

Roman Glick - bass

Jeff Worley - guitar

Chris Worley - drums

BEST IN SHOW – Track Listing:

Best In Show

Encore (It Makes My Bic Dig Her)

Screw Driver

Horns Up

Golden Spookytooth

Cover Of The Rolling Stone

Walk My Mile

Favorite Sin

Better Than Chicken

Don’t Lay Down On Me

Eleven

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For more info on JACKYL, click on the link below!

http://www.jackyl.com

LONG LIVE JACKYL.

Stone.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD “Last Of A Dyin’ Breed” – Releases On August 21st, 2012!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LYNYRD SKYNYRD – The thirteenth studio album from Southern Rock’s legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd will be released on August 21st, 2012, via Roadrunner / Loud & Proud Records. Last Of A Dyin’ Breed has 11 songs that carries on the proud, patriotic and influential tradition of this Southern Rock institution.

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LAST OF A DYIN’ BREED – Track Listing:

Last Of A Dyin’ Breed

One Day At A Time

Homegrown

Ready To Fly

Mississippi Blood

Good Teacher

Something To Live For

Life’s Twisted

Nothing Comes Easy

Honey Hole

Start Livin’ Life Again

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For more info on LYNYRD SKYNYRD, click on the links below!

http://www.lynyrdskynyrd.com

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com

LONG LIVE LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

Stone.

MY DYNAMITE – 5 Reasons To Buy This Solid Rockin’ Debut / ST Album Showcasing These Australian Rockers

Posted in blues rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock albums, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MY DYNAMITE – Releasing on June 19th, 2012, is the debut and self-titled album from Australia’s My Dynamite. Listenable Records has signed a dandy Rock ‘N Roll band here. My Dynamite is a very talented Rock band you should know about and their debut album you should strongly consider buying this Summer, I’ll tell you why:

01. – Hot Rockin’. No, I’m not talking about the fabulously riveting Judas Priest song, I’m talking about this entire My Dynamite album. Honestly, from start to finish, My Dynamite has given the world ten songs to party to or just kick back and enjoy the moment to. This album can turn a shit day into an easy livin’ one, in under 30 seconds. It happened for me already.

02. – My Dynamite may sound like The Black Crowes and don’t sound like ABBA, while lead singer Pat Carmody may sound like Chris Robinson; still My Dynamite is an original from Down Under and obviously know the true meaning of Rock Steady. They mix Southern Rock, Blues Rock and 70′s Party Rock with a commendable and all-encompassing Classic Rock feel and vibe. It all sounds like Rock ‘N Roll hallelujah to me.

03. – My Dynamite have “written songs that express what is going on in their personal lives directly” and it comes across just so. This album is as blue-collar as they come, with a flair for the backwoods and small town Rock ‘N Roll spirit; a spirited sound which comes at me from every turn.

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04. – This cool band plays feel-good Rock ‘N Roll for sure and those good-times vibrations are spilling out from these songs like a waterfall. Pat Carmody’s vocals and harmonica on Take It Or Leave It sends me back to those days when technology didn’t rule my every move and that alone is good-times for me.

05. – What this debut album from My Dynamite will give you, is that slick Rock ‘N Roll head-slap that everyone needs once in a while. No blanket of Modern Hard Rock sound. No fancy gimmicks or tricks. No Alternative or Progressive leanings. No extremes. Just straight-up Rock that has tons of Roll is what My Dynamite delivers and this debut from them is a Rockin’ knock-out punch.

Now… kick your pissed-off and constipated attitude out the door… and get yourself some My Dynamite.

MY DYNAMITE:

Patrick Carmody – Lead Vocals

Jorge Balas – Guitar

Travis Fraser – Bass

Simon Aarons – Drums

Benny Wolf – Guitar

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MY DYNAMITE – Track Listing:

Take It Or Leave It

Inside Out

If We’re Livin’

Dirty Game

Watch Yourself Grow

Raise Your Glasses

Singing Stormy Weather

Big Attraction

All That She Brings

Fork In Your Tongue

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For more info on MY DYNAMITE, click on the links below:

http://mydynamite.net

http://www.listenable.net/

LONG LIVE MY DYNAMITE.

Stone.

MOLLY HATCHET – 2012 “Justice” World Tour – Dates, Venues Listed

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock with tags , , , , , , on February 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MOLLY HATCHET – The Southern Rock & Hard Rock sound of the legendary Molly Hatchet lives! Check out below the 2012 “Justice” World Tour dates and maybe Molly Hatchet will be Flirtin’ With Disaster in your backyard!

2012 Justice World Tour:

February 24th – Lockport, NY @ The Palace Theatre

February 25th – Plymouth, NH @ Flying Monkey Performance Center

March 24th – Mesa, AZ @ Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion

April 7th – Pooler, GA @ Ogelthorpe Speedway Park

April 28th – Fort Worth, TX @ Texas Motor Speedway

May 4th – Smithfield, NC @ Neuse River Amphitheatre

May 18th – Starke, FL – TBA

June 2nd – Scleswig, Germany @ Baltic Open Air Festival 2012

June 10th – Vernon, NJ @ Hidden Valley Club Rock Ribs Ridges

June 15th – Clisson, France @ Hellfest 2012

September 12th – Waterloo, Iowa @McElroy Auditorium National Cattle Congress

September 14th – Abingdon, VA @ Washington County Fair

* 2012 “Justice” World Tour Dates To Be Added

(Source: Molly Hatchet Official Website)

* For more info on MOLLY HATCHET, click on the link below:

Molly Hatchet – Official Website

LONG LIVE MOLLY HATCHET.

Stone.

COPPERHEAD – Southern Rock Band: 5 Cool Reasons To Buy Their Debut S/T Album From 1992

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock, southern rock albums with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

COPPERHEAD - It was sometime during the Spring of 2011 when I came across the Southern Rock band Copperhead, while perusing the internet for all things Rock ‘N Roll. After sampling a few songs from the 1992 S/T debut album from Copperhead, I eagerly purchased it off of iTunes. This is the one and only studio album that Copperhead ever released too. Going back to 1992, I only remember Copperhead by band name only.

I guess that’s what makes being a lover of Rock ‘N Metal so damn fun, I’m always catching onto a new band from yesteryear! I steered best Metal buddy, Scott Coverdale, to this Copperhead album and he is as huge a believer in this band’s Southern Rock sound as I am. Copperhead may no longer be an active band, still they are a band well worth remembering and checking out. If Copperhead has reunited in any way, shape or form, please leave a comment!

Below are five cool reasons why you should buy this Copperhead S/T debut album. I’ve also included two fun facts about the album.

Reason #1: If you are a fan of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, Marshall Tucker Band, etc., then you shall have no problem at all diving ears first into Copperhead.

Reason #2: This Copperhead album in my most honest opinion… ROCKS from start to finish.

Reason #3: Neil Carswell (vocalist, guitarist & founding member) has that classic Southern Rock voice that’s just as contagious as his band’s music.

Reason #4: Copperhead could jam! From driving guitars to the keyboards, Copperhead just let it all loose on this album. In my opinion, this band kept it real with Southern fried and blue-collar enthusiasm through their songs.

Reason #5: This is straight-up Southern Rock here folks and nothing is watered down. So, crank up some Copperhead, grab your six-pack then kick back, while those good times and Southern Rock vibes take control.

Oh… by the way, my favorite song on this Copperhead album is: Highway. Whoa and Metal be thy name.

Two Fun Facts About This Copperhead Album:

Fun Fact #1: The song Long Way From Home became the title song for the motion picture: Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man. Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson starred in this movie too.

Fun Fact #2: The song Busted was included on the 1992 movie soundtrack: Dr. Giggles.

This is the cover for the Dr. Giggles movie soundtrack CD. Dr. Giggles is a Slasher film, can you tell?

COPPERHEAD – Track Listing:

Busted

Whiskey

The Scar

Brown’s Gold

Where Will I Be?

Keepin’ On

Highway

Hard Livin’

Lazy Days

Not My Tear

Born Loser

Long Way From Home

* Copperhead is available on iTunes, via Eastwinds Records. I’ve also seen it for sale on Amazon.

* Live & Lost (released in 2002), is a compilation of Copperhead studio and live tracks. It is also available on iTunes, via Eastwinds Records.

* For more info on NEIL CARSWELL and COPPERHEAD, click on the link below:

COPPERHEAD – Official Website

COPPERHEAD ROCKS.

Stone.

Holiday Rock & Metal Gift Suggestions For The Rockaholic On Your 2011 List!

Posted in christmas, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, holidays, Music, rock music, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Christmas Time Again (2000/Sanctuary Records)

Holiday Rock & Metal Gift Suggestions – We are smack dab in the middle of the 2011 holiday shopping season and it can be a living nightmare out there folks. So, what do you buy the Rockaholic on your holiday shopping list? A tee-shirt and/or bandana of their favorite band is cool. Tickets to see their favorite band in concert (if possible) is very cool. Live concerts on Blu-ray or DVD are a Rockin’ idea.

Looking to buy an autographed cymbal, CD, photo or poster? Perhaps a coffee mug, key chain or necktie of your Rockaholic’s favorite band or musician is the ideal gift. This is where a band or musician’s website/merch store comes in handy. Read on…

Going online to their favorite bands websites is always extremely helpful. Why? It is quite commonplace for bands and musicians to have their very own merch store on their websites. There you can find items for sale that are not sold anywhere else! We are talking about merchandise that is guaranteed to make your Rockaholic very, very, happy.

If you’ve never been to a band’s website to peruse their merch store, it is a MUST for Rock & Metal holiday shopping. Whoa and Metal be thy name.

If you are incredibly new at shopping at a band or musicians online merch store, here are two fantastic examples below. Both MASS and Kev Moore are selling their very own cool stuff, tailor-made for their fans and Rockaholics worldwide:

MASS – MASS ROCKS.COM

Moore: Music - (Click on ShopKEV at upper right-hand corner of his home page)

Then there is the CD or mp3 download. Be careful. Know which CD’s your Rockaholic needs… just ask and any Rockaholic shall answer!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Stone.

Sweden Rock Festival 2012 – Here Are The Confirmed Bands!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

EDGUY – To perform at Sweden Rock Festival 2012

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2012Mötley Crüe and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be sharing the stage as headliners at the 2012 Sweden Rock Festival! This year’s Sweden Rock Festival will be June 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. An amazing lineup of bands have this 2012 Sweden Rock Festival looking like the only place on Earth I’d like to be on these dates come June!

Since June 6th of 1992, the Sweden Rock Festival has celebrated Rock & Metal. Take a look at the promotional poster below for the full-roster of bands at the 2012 Sweden Rock Festival. There will be approximately 70 bands! Metal be thy name!

ROLL CALL OF SOME VERY COOL BANDS ON THE BILL:

DIMMU BORGIR

EXODUS

PENTAGRAM

GIRLSCHOOL

DANKO JONES

* For more info & ticket info on the Sweden Rock Festival 2012, click on this link here: Sweden Rock Festival 2012

LONG LIVE THE SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL.

Stone.

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Bestows Charity In Their Southern Rock Hearts… Once Again

Posted in Hard Rock, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock with tags , , , , , on November 20, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on Lynyrd Skynyrd.com, November 17th, 2011:

We can’t wait for our grand opening concert on December 8th @Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer! Looking forward to helping out the students who receive scholarships from @Epicurean Charitable Foundation, the children who are in need of medical care at Nevada Children’s Medical Center and not to mention all of the children who benefit from the Lynyrd Skynyrd Foundation!!

* For more info on LYNYRD SKYNYRD, click the link below:

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Official Website

LONG LIVE LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

Stone.

Rest In Peace, Joel “Taz” DiGregorio, Keyboardist, Charlie Daniels Band

Posted in country music, country rock, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , , on October 15, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on CNN Entertainment, Friday, October 14, 2011:

CNN - Joel “Taz” DiGregorio, keyboardist and original member of The Charlie Daniels Band, died Wednesday night from injuries he suffered in a single car wreck in Cheatham County, Tennessee. He was 67.

“I am in shock now, Taz was one of my best friends,” Charlie Daniels said in a statement. “The CDB family has lost a great friend and musician.”

DiGregorio was a member of the band for more than 40 years and co-wrote its signature song,”The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.

DiGregorio was on his way to meet the band’s tour bus when his car crashed near Nashville. Details about the wreck were not immediately available.

Because of his death, the band canceled a Thursday night concert in Georgia and a show Saturday night in Connecticut.

“We traveled many miles together and shared so many nights on the road. We’re going to miss you buddy,” Daniels said. “You were one of a kind and will never be forgotten.”

CNN’s Ric Ward contributed to this report

Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family and friends of Joel “Taz” DiGregorio. Condolences to The Charlie Daniels Band and their fans as well.

Rest In Peace, Joel “Taz” DiGregorio.

Stone.

ZZ TOP – Live From Texas: A Very Cool Listen From Three Rockin’ Legends!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, concerts, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, metal odyssey, Music, rock and roll, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news, southern hard rock, southern rock with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

ZZ TOPBilly Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. Three undisputed Rock and Roll legends. On this 2011 July 4th holiday weekend in America, kickin’ back to some live ZZ Top with some cold brews aplenty, well,  just seems like the right thing to do. I pulled Live From Texas out a couple of days ago and thought this album should be recommended for any fan of good times, old school, Classic Rock. Aw, hell, any fan of Rock Music just has to appreciate what ZZ Top has accomplished over their glorious Rockin’ career. From Southern Rock to Hard Rock, with the Blues in-between, ZZ Top is Rock and Roll whoop-ass, no matter how you slice it.

Released back in 2008, on Eagle Records, Live From Texas is not short on sound quality and production. This album obviously makes for a very cool greatest hits and live combination. Fans both old and new should get a kick out of hearing Pearl Necklace being introduced, showing that a little band rhetoric with the audience surely goes a long way. I dig every song I hear on Live From Texas, including Rough BoyMetal be thy name. Rough Boy seems to take an unfair hit every now and again and I’m tellin you now, this song is cool alone for just making the girls all mushy. Well, that’s how I observed it  “back in the day” with Rough Boy.

The live versions of Cheap Sunglasses and Just Got Paid flat out ROCK through my veins with Classic Rockin’ intoxication. Being able to see ZZ Top live during my lifetime is something I’ll always cherish and want to experience again one day soon. In the meantime, I’ll just reach for Live From Texas to get my dose of ZZ Top playing 16 songs live… with Texas and American pride!

* ZZ Top – Live From Texas was recorded on November 1st, 2007, at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Live From Texas – Track Listing:

Got Me Under Pressure

Waitin’ For The Bus

Jesus Just Left Chicago

I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide

Cheap Sunglasses

Pearl Necklace

Just Got Paid

Rough Boy

Blues Intro

Blue Jean Blues

Gimme All Your Lovin’

Sharp Dressed Man

Legs

Tube Snake Boogie

La Grange

Tush

LONG LIVE ZZ TOP.

Stone.

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